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State politics in Carolinas clash with NCAA Tournament

This revelation comes as Duke was unveiled as the number two seed in the East Region on Sunday . It's incredibly rare to have a No. 12 favoured over a No. "Luckily it was a week ago, so I'm just all past it, and we're all just focused on this game , being ready to go out and perform like everybody knows I can and we can as a team", Mitchell said.

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On Fed rate hike

Economists expect the Fed to raise rates gradually two to three more times in 2017. They see the benchmark rate rising to 2.1 percent next year, the same as in the December Summary of Economic Projections (SEP), which would mean another two rate hikes in 2018.

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NCAA Tournament First Four 2017: Junior Robinson is confident, and rightfully so

At one point, Mount St. Mary's was 1-11 on the year but managed to finish the season 18-4 the last 22 games played. The sixth-seeded Cincinnati Bearcats (29-5) were waiting to find out who they would play in their first game Friday in Sacramento, California, and they found out Tuesday night that it would be Kansas State.

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Duke earns No. 2 seed in the East

Clemson. "But lefties are hitting about.330 off him, so that's why we kept them in there". Jayson Tatum has been playing like the top-five National Basketball Association draft pick he is. "We won four big games and we learned something new about ourselves, something new about our team", Jackson said. The Blue Devils made five of their last five shots and 11 of their 12 free throws in the last 1:45.

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MI a No. 7 seed, will play Oklahoma State in NCAA tournament

CBS show began, that run was finished. Seniors Derrick Walton, Jr ., and Zak Irvin gave MI one of the most experienced backcourts in the country, but there were questions about the young frontcourt. The Tar Heels play Texas Southern in game one, with Arkansas or Seton Hall waiting in the second round in Greenville, South Carolina. The Wolverines struggled to stop Wisconsin guard Bronson Koenig , who did not play against MI in Ann Arbor.

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Role players take centerstage in Warriors-Spurs clash

Coach Tom Thibodeau agreed that it's all about mentality. "It's a awful feeling walking off the court when you don't get the job done", Curry told reporters afterward. The 86 points by the Warriors was their lowest total of the season, and the fewest points they've scored at Oracle since February 2014. "That's what you have to do", said Ricky Rubio , who spent much of Friday's game in front of Curry.

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Updated 2017 Pac-12 Tournament Bracket: Arizona wins final

The Wildcats looked like the tougher team from the get-go. Why they'll win it " The Trojans can clinch an NCAA at-large bid with a good showing in Vegas, and it helps that Bennie Boatwright is healthy. He can create offense through his catches because he either scores off his catches or kicks it out off the doubles to the perimeter for open shots. USC's second-half angst was directed at the scorer's table after Enfield removed Stewart when it was announced he had four fouls.

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Late buckets give Duke win over Notre Dame in ACC championship

He meant enough of a reserve to overcome the exhausting weekend assignment, but of course, part of what makes Duke Duke is that the Blue Devils always seem to have a few more players than you do, too. With that, Jones, a senior role player, took the ball from an official near midcourt. The Notre Dame bench was sure he exceeded his boundaries, however.

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway loses fall race beginning in 2018

Daytona 500 victor Kurt Busch, a Las Vegas native, was 20th-fastest in the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 41 Ford. The other two tracks that are scheduled to have races during the "NASCAR Goes West" swing are Phoenix Raceway on March 18 and 19 and Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California on March 25 and 26.

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Wales 22 - 9 Ireland: North crosses twice for rampant Welsh

Schmidt must now lift his players for the England clash next week, in a game that could turn into a damp squib in Dublin (unless the possibility of ending Eddie Jones' hopes for another grand slam and their unbeaten run is still on the table).

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Duke rallies against Louisville, will face UNC in ACC semis

Saturday night the Blue Devils face Notre Dame, coached by former Krzyzewski assistant Mike Brey. But now you have Miami, Syracuse and Florida State, playing in North Carolina is a big home court advantage for the Carolina teams . "They played yesterday and we didn't have to play until today, and I think that helped us", coach Roy Williams said. Jackson finished with 15 points.

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PSG players confronted by angry fans at airport - club

After Barca could only sneak past Leganes in their first game after the nightmare in Paris, Luis Enrique rejigged his formation from 4-3-3 to 3-4-3, employing Sergi Roberto as an extra midfielder when the team had the ball. The last to do so was Barcelona's bitter rivals Real Madrid more than 30 years ago. While they will need to score five or more goals to win the tie in regulation time or four to force extra time , a PSG goal would most certainly mean lights out for the Catalan ...

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Celtics bounce back to take down Warriors

Timberwolves. Though he was off on a few open 3s, Curry found success in this game with his drives to the rim and craft. Not since Lakers fans flocked north to cheer Kobe Bryant on this floor could locals remember such an occurrence. They came out of the timeout locked in defensively for one of the first times all night (there were several mid-game defensive breakdowns prior). "We should have won [Sunday] night [in Phoenix]".

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Neymar humiliated Adrien Rabiot on Instagram after Barcelona's comeback vs PSG

Sergio Roberto timed his run to perfection as he volleyed past Kevin Trapp and his first goal of the season sparked wild celebrations on the Barcelona bench and in the stands, while PSG watched on in disbelief. We improved and had a chance for 3-2. Barcelona needed four goals just to level the aggregate score and send the second leg to extra time. Barcelona's pride was wounded by a 4-0 thrashing handed to them by Paris St Germain in the Champions League last 16 first leg but the ...

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Former Auburn DL Carl Lawson a top National Football League combine performer

Could Jackson really have beat Ross by 0.9 seconds? If he does not turn into a perennial pro bowl candidate, you are not getting the expected return on this pick . Qualls competed in the NFL Combine on Saturday with multiple teammates (not pictured) and had a stellar performance, finishing second in the bench press with 33 reps of 225 pounds.

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Jurgen Klopp not surprised Liverpool beat Arsenal

Wenger insisted ahead of the game it was a tactical decision to leave Sanchez out, although claims on Monday morning suggested the star was actually dropped after a bust-up with the boss and a number of team-mates last week. "We did go direct in the first half". While Liverpool has enjoyed good results against better opposition, it has struggled against lower-half teams - losing to the likes of Leicester, Hull City, Swansea City, Bournemouth and Burnley this season.

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Chelsea-West Ham United Preview

So seven players. And, because they are really fit, they make that offensive transition their main offensive weapon. In the 53rd minute, Chelsea nearly extended their lead through Marcos Alonso who skipped past two West Ham defenders but poked his shot just wide of the left-hand post.

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Pujara drives India after Jadeja six

Hazlewood completed his six-wicket haul in his next over when Umesh Yadav lofted one to David Warner at mid-off. 0 Wickets for Nathan Lyon in 27 overs in the second innings. It was only after such drama that Ashwin was able to attain any control over the ball and claim the catch. Also, these are Hazlewood's career-best figures.

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India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane Give Hosts Hope

In actual fact, I have a feeling that 45 minutes of big hitting by Mitchell Starc could put India out of the game and with it, the series. Jadeja (02) sent early, perished at the same speed clean bowled by Hazalwood who again uprooted the stumps of the left hander.

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Wijnaldum seals Liverpool win over Arsenal

It would be stretching things to suggest that Liverpool were there for the taking - they rarely are against any of the better Premier League teams - but the opportunity existed for Arsenal to add to the doubts in their minds that will have existed since Leicester City pummelled them.

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Tyron Woodley retains UFC title with majority decision

After a five-round battle at UFC 205 that was awarded " Fight of the Night " honors, it was easy to believe that Woodley and Thompson would pick up where they left off at UFC 209. Thompson disagreed with the decision and felt that he did enough to win the fight. On Friday, that was made official. One of the most anticipated bouts of the year was scrapped one day before UFC 209 at T-Mobile Arena.

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Golden State Warriors' star Kevin Durant out indefinitely with left knee injury

But the NBA-leading Warriors took another hit when their league-record regular-season streak without consecutive losses ended at 146 games. The Warriors remain the outright favorite to win the National Basketball Association title at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, with oddsmakers dropping Golden State slightly from minus-220 to minus-200 to win their second title in three years after Durant's injury status was announced.

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Gareth Bale gets sent off for Real Madrid ahead of Ireland match

Jese, Tana and David Simon - names to watch on Wednesday together with Jonathan Viera - drove Real Sociedad's back four insane, but failed to put the ball in the back of the net; the visitors only needed a poor pass by Las Palmas' goalie Javi Varas to win all three points.

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What questions face local National Football League prospects at the combine? Here's a look

As of now, the Seahawks have seven picks in this year's draft, and will make their first selection in the first round at 26 overall. The Jets have had the No. "Inside or outside, I think he's a special player ", Mayock said. But while his 40 time could draw headlines, more important to the National Football League may be the physical testing as teams assess the status of his knee - he missed the 2015 season due to an ACL tear - as well as a shoulder that will require surgery after the ...

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My dream has died, says sacked Ranieri

Jamie Vardy has joined Kasper Schmeichel in denying any involvement in Claudio Ranieri's sacking as Leicester boss. "Sadly this was not to be". But Shakespeare is open to the idea of Ranieri making another visit to say his goodbyes to former colleagues, with whom he delivered the Premier League's most unlikely title triumph last season.

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India has always been poor on doctored pitches

Chasing an improbable 441 to win, India was bowled out in its second innings for only 107 runs in 33.5 overs shortly after tea on day three. "I will have to see him bowl on a good Test match wicket ". "During the lunch break, I worked on my bowling because I was not happy with my first spell". It seemed like he was bowling in a video game taking wickets at will.

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Chelsea stretch lead with victory over Swansea

Conte will recall a number of senior players who missed the trip to Wolves, including defenders David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Marcos Alonso. Fabregas played a short pass for the fellow Spaniard in the middle, where the winger didn't have to think twice before taking a great curled effort on goal which was unluckily slipped into the net by Fabianski due to the wet conditions.

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Oklahoma City Thunder make late deal, trading with the Chicago Bulls

The Thunder , meanwhile, pick up two significant rotation assets that come straight out of central casting for the club. Less than 30 minutes before the 2 p.m. Payne's had an rough season so far, averaging just five points and two assists on 33 percent shooting in the 20 games he's played after fracturing his right foot before training camp .

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gears up for the Daytona 500

It was a case of redemption for Hamlin, who lost the Advance Auto Parts Clash on the final lap last Sunday and it was a case of role reversal from last year's Duel race. I wanted to be out there racing. Elliott, meanwhile, was thrilled with his first Cup victory. Thanks to a quirk in NASCAR's vexing new national series points system, Elliott and Hamlin have both earned ten points and are tied atop the series standings before the season begins.

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Sixers trade Nerlens Noel to Dallas Mavericks

The first trade the Sixers made involved Ersan Ilyasova . Noel, 22, was the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft. He was exactly the veteran that the Sixers needed. Between Salah Mejri and Noel, the Mavs have 12 long defensive fouls to give and several blocks per game to share. The Sixers did get some good assets in return.